Book: Twice in a Lifetime
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Cover Artist: LC Chase
Publication Date: January 22, 2018
Length: 210 pages
About Twice in a Lifetime
When widow Talia Wasserman applies for a job with the local police department, she’s shocked to discover she’ll be working for Lieutenant Eve Poe, an officer she’d met—and been attracted to—during a long-ago citizen’s police academy workshop. Fifteen years later, the spark is still there, and no one’s currently in Talia’s life or in her bed. But there’s just one teeny, tiny problem. Eve is her boss, so she’s completely off-limits.
Eve feels a sizzling connection with Talia from the very first, but Talia works for her, and that’s just a bad idea. Besides, Eve needs to focus on the person sending disturbing emails to her office, and not on the woman who quickly makes herself invaluable to the department. It’s too bad her heart doesn’t agree with her.
Then Eve is badly injured in the line of duty, and Talia’s worst fears are realized. She may lose her chance at happiness with the woman she’s come to love, and she can’t survive that kind of loss twice in a lifetime.
Hi! I’m Jodie Griffin, and I write contemporary romance and kinky erotic romance. I’m here to talk about my sixth published book, TWICE IN A LIFETIME, a contemporary female/female story with mature characters—and my first story for Riptide! I’d like to thank all the blog hosts for letting me stop by, and I hope you take the chance to visit all of their sites. Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Riptide Publishing gift card.
WRITING OLDER CHARACTERS
Hi! I’m Jodie Griffin, and I write contemporary romance and kinky erotic romance. I’m here to talk about my sixth published book, TWICE IN A LIFETIME, a contemporary female/female story with mature characters—and my first story for Riptide!
Because I’m the boss of me and I get to decide what and who I write, I generally tend to create characters who are at least in their thirties. When I started thinking about this book, I decided I really wanted to write a story with women who fit a different demographic—my own age group.
The media and entertainment industries insists on telling us women are no longer sexual beings once they hit a certain age, and all I can think is hahahahahahahaha! I turned fifty a few years ago, and guess what? I still have the same desires I did when I was younger, and after speaking with many of my same-age friends, I know they do as well. Plus, the older I get? The more comfortable I am with them.
And I wanted to show that in TWICE IN A LIFETIME—not just to show a younger generation that those of us on the far side of fifty are still having fun in bed, but also to show readers in my generation that it’s okay to still have all these feelings, and that they’re not alone. So these two ladies have sex. A LOT of sex. HOURS of sex. And they have fun doing it.
Even if their kids think it’s icky.
I had a ton of fun writing Talia and Eve, especially when it came to the way they speak, their idioms and their word choices and even their behavior. There was no “would Talia really say this?” I know what I’d say at her age…because I am her age. And no “would Eve really do X?” because I know she would. I’m looking forward to writing more stories with older couples—we’re still worthy of love, still feel desire, still want that something extra that being in love with another person brings….
So…what are your thoughts about older characters in stories? Do you like them? Can you relate to them? Do you want to see more of them?
I’d like to thank Diverse Reader for letting me stop by, and I hope you take the chance to visit all of the other blog sites that are part of this tour. Leave a comment and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Riptide Publishing gift card.
About Jodie Griffin
Jodie Griffin didn’t always want to be a writer. She spent hours reading, but school papers were written one painful word at a time. Then a story idea came, demanding to be put on paper. After years of practice, she took the leap, submitted her first manuscript, and hasn’t looked back.
Jodie is also an avid photographer, a chocoholic, and a lover of bad puns. When she’s not writing, she’s likely out stalking the moon for that perfect shot.
Jodie’s own happily ever after includes one incredibly supportive husband and one future heroine. Visit Jodie at www.jodiegriffin.com.
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To celebrate the release of Twice In a Lifetime, one lucky winner will receive a $25 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 27, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!